July 24, 2009

ASI Named to Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida

St. Petersburg, FL (July 24, 2009) - American Strategic Insurance was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. They ranked eighth in the Best Midsized Companies category.

One-hundred companies were recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings – the first statewide Best Companies list – appeared in the August issue Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.

"Our goal is to recognize companies that striveto build even better workplaces for their employees, thereby strengthening their own as well as Florida’s competitive advantage in the national and global arenas," says Florida Trend Publisher Bruce Faulmann.

To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least a year old.

Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.

"We’ve highlighted the practices of companies that have established themselves as great places to work — including everything from how they train their workers to how they communicate and the kind of pay and benefits they provide. This is a great opportunity for companies in Florida to learn from each other as they go about improving their own effectiveness," says Mark Howard, executive editor.

ASI is a $500M insurance company with over 400,000 policyholders across Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Arizona and South Carolina. They specialize in personal lines property insurance and also offer flood coverage as a Write Your Own (WYO) Flood Service Provider.  ASI holds an A- (Excellent) Rating by A. M. Best and is also recognized in the industry as a leader in claims handling and customer service.  

For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.